5 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

John Graham reports

A more resilient Cavan scored something of a shock, but overall deserved victory over Monaghan by the minimum margin after extra time in this closely contested and at times quite spectacular championship opener that was played in difficult conditions in Clones on Saturday afternoon last. This is the second year in a row that Cavan have scuppered Monaghan’s Ulster championship aspirations, but in any analysis Monaghan will have to look deep within themselves as to how they let this one get away. Following a shaky opening ten minutes Monaghan were then the more dominant team and enjoyed a seven points margin at the halfway stage but that margin should have been greater as Monaghan were denied a goal on a number of occasions through a combination of Raymond Galligan and the woodwork and even capitalising on one of those chances would have…

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